Nov 13, 2011 1:00pm PST
singer for van halen. yeah. and they said sammy hager. >> all right, so conan joking about the ninth republican presidential debate on wednesday. so it is hard to believe that last night was the tenth debate of this political season. our wolf blitzer talks about the need for such debates in this week's blitzer's blog. >> it is pretty amazing how significant the republican presidential debates have proven to be this year. they have clearly shaped out attitudes in rather dramatic way. presidential historians may write that this was the year of the debate. there already were so many memorable moments, many that the candidates would almost certainly like to forget. the other night in michigan, for example, may have been the most memorable, most awkward debate moment ever. that was when rick perry had a brain freeze for nearly 60 seconds and forgot the third agency of the u.s. government he would like to eliminate, even though he had routinely cited those three agencies in his campaign stump speech over the years. >> i can't. the third one, i can't. sorry. oops. >> the education, by the w
Nov 19, 2011 3:00am PST
and yelling, a bunch of little kids. >>peter: what did you think, sammy, when you and your cad dad were trying to get to school? >>guest: i thought they were kicking us and hitting up and we were trying to get through to school, i trying to get a job by going to school and learn. >>peter: this has been going on for a while. has it been loud? >> yeah. and during math we cannot listen to them because all we hear are the chants and everyone gets distracted. >>peter: what do you think about what they are doing? what lesson does that teach you about treating people in your life? >>guest: i think they are just rude people and they should get a job. party peter like your dad and mom. what do you want to be when you are 21? your ambition? >>guest: well, probably in the military. >>peter: not part of occupy wall street, though? >>guest: yeah. >>peter: sorry you had to go through that, and we are delightedded you came on with us, today, so maybe you will come back and talk about something happier next time. happy holidays. good to see you. so you are going to keep going to school and push through the cr
Nov 24, 2011 7:00am EST
to shop small at big top candy shop. >> at juno baby store. >> sammy's camera. >> make the pledge to shop small. >> on small business saturday. >> gloria larkin joins me live from washington, d.c. she's with women impacting public policy, which is supporting the movement. it's nice to have you with me this morning. explain for everybody who doesn't really know, since it is only in its sophomore year. what is small business saturday? >> it was an initiative developed to help small business in the united states grow. it really has its roots in between black friday and cyber monday. >> when we talk about the fact that the big box retailers really pulling out the stops this year to get people in the store, how important is it for small business saturday this year to make an impact? again, it's only its second year and needs to make better traction. >> this is a real initiative to help small business grow. in the united states, we talk a lot about small business and how important it is, but this is our chance as individual people and citizens to go out and support our small business in our own
Nov 18, 2011 2:00pm EST
district in new york, dr. sammy jaffrey a pharmacologist and faculty member at cornell college has developed a promising new technology for studying r.n.a. in cells and has just started a biotech exen, all with n.i.h. support. time and time again, basic research has been a game changer and economic incubator. take the biotechnology company genentech, for example. it was founded on discoveries made in our universities and those discoveries were made with financial support of grants from the national institute of health. and those federal funds proved to be a very good investment. the company has created over 11,000 jobs and the company created products that have had mauge effects on the health and economic well being of our nation. they develop drugs that treat certain leukemia, arthritis, and breast cancer. n.i.h.-funded research has also had a major impact on the lives of those suffering from multiple sclerosis. m.s. is a painful disease that often strikes young women with children. thanks to n.i.h. research, drugs have been developed that are now in the marketplace that mean m.s.